Mahesh Manjrekar Bio
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Mahesh Manjrekar is an Indian Actor, Film Director, and Producer who worked predominantly in Hindi, Marathi, and Telugu films and television serials. Being interested in acting from childhood, he joined theatre while he was in college. He started his career in acting in 1984 with the Marathi play, Aflatoon, where his performance in the play was appreciated by the audience. Mahesh made his film debut in 1992 with the Marathi film “Jeeva Sakha” in the role of “Inspector Jamdade.” In 2006, he was a contestant in the dance reality show ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’ Season 1 and became the second runner-up. He was also a part of the Hollywood, Oscar-winning film ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ (2008). Besides acting, he has also written and directed various popular films like ‘Aai’ (Marathi, 1995), ‘Vaastav: The Reality (Bollywood, 1999), ‘Nidaan’ (Bollywood, 2000), and ‘Astitva’ (Marathi/Hindi, 2000). He has appeared in many successful Hindi films, including “Vaastav: The Reality,” “Plan,” “Musafir,” “Zinda,” and “Dus Kahaniyaan.” He also contested the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections as a candidate of the Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena, from the Mumbai North-West constituency, but, he lost the elections to Gajanan Kirtikar of Shiv Sena. In 2018, he hosted the first season of ‘Bigg Boss Marathi.’ Mahesh has also played a cameo in the Bollywood film “Sanju.” He has also featured in the Netflix series “Selection Day” in the role of the cricket coach ‘Tommy sir.’ Eventually, he has acted in around 75 films and has written and directed around 25 films in his career spanning over 20 years.

Mahesh Manjrekar Bio

Mahesh Manjrekar  
Full NameMahesh Vaman Manjrekar
Profession(s)Actor, Director, Screenwriter, Producer
Famous RoleRaj Yadav/Baali in the Bollywood Film Kaante (2002)
Personal Life
Date of Birth16 August 1958 (Saturday)
Age (as in 2021)63 Years
BirthplaceMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Zodiac signLeo
HometownMumbai, Maharashtra, India
SchoolDon Bosco High School, Mumbai
College/UniversityUniversity of Mumbai
Educational QualificationGraduation
AddressHadapsar, Pune
HobbiesDancing, Writing
Physical Statistics & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in feet inches- 5’ 10”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 75 kg
in pounds- 165 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 40 Inches
- Waist: 33 Inches
- Biceps: 12 Inches
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourSalt & Pepper
Political PartyMaharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS)
Political Journey• Joined the MNS (2014)
• Contested the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections from the Mumbai North-West Constituency; lost to Gajanan Kirtikar of Shiv Sena.
Film Career
DebutFilm: Jeeva Sakha as Inspector Jamdade (Marathi, 1992), Vaastav: The Reality (Bollywood, 1999), Slumdog Millionaire as Don Javed (Hollywood, 2008)
Directorial: Aai (Marathi, 1995), Vaastav: The Reality (Bollywood, 1999)
Production: Aai (Marathi, 1995), Pran Jaaye Par Shaan Na Jaaye (Bollywood, 2003)
TV: Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Season 1 (2006)
AwardsNational Film Award for Best Regional Film (2001)
ParentsFather- Name Not Known
Mother- Name Not Known
SiblingsBrother- Shailesh Manjrekar
Sister- Devyani Manjrekar
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/Girlfriends• Deepa Mehta (Costume Designer)
• Medha Manjrekar (Actress)
Wife/Spouse• First Wife: Deepa Mehta (Ex-Wife)
• Second Wife: Medha Manjrekar
ChildrenSon- Satya Manjrekar (Actor, from the first wife Deepa Mehta)
Daughter(s)- Ashwami Manjrekar (Actress, Film Producer, Chef; from the first wife, Deepa Mehta)
Saiee Manjrekar (Actress, from the second wife Medha Manjrekar)
Gauri Ingawale (Actress, Step-daughter)
Favourite Things
Favourite SportCricket
Favourite ColourBlack
Social profiles

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